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  • A Concise Survey of Greek History from the Bronze Age to the End of the Hellenistic Period (Introduction to Greek and Roman History)
  • By: Aeon History
  • Narrated by: Gary Bartley
  • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
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Golden Laurels, Silver Seas

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Discover the allure of ancient Greece – Unlock a world where Greek mythology, art, culture, and politics intertwine

For those who seek inspiration from the great civilizations of the past, Golden Laurels, Silver Seas offers an accessible, comprehensive, and engaging survey of ancient Greek history.

From the devastating Trojan War to the Hellenistic Greek Kingdoms fighting to succeed Alexander, here’s your chance to learn all the key events that marked the history and culture of the ancient Greeks.

This isn't just another history of Greece—the team at Aeon History has written another well-researched, highly compelling listen.

The wisdom and progress of the Greeks call to us across the centuries. Golden Laurels, Silver Seas is your key to over 2,000 years of Greek history - political, military, intellectual, philosophical, and cultural.

Here’s just a fraction of what you’ll find in this book:

  • Discover the mythological heroes of the Trojan War… and the surprises that archaeologists have unearthed
  • Explore the birth of Ancient Greek Democracy, Theater, Science, and Philosophy
  • Learn about the rise of the Greek city-states and their mighty battles in the Persian Wars
  • Classical Greece: See the rise and fall of Spartan Power and Athenian Democracy - Rediscover the devastation wrought by Greek on Greek during the Peloponnesian Wars
  • Travel to the edge of the world - Follow Alexander the Great as he seeks bloody revenge on the Persian Empire - and becomes the greatest conqueror of the ancient world
  • All this and so much more.

Even if you've encountered the story of ancient Greece before, Golden Laurels, Silver Seas offers fresh perspectives, weaving together intricate details into an accessible and compelling narrative. It's the best way to start your lifelong journey into the ancient history that forged Western Civilization

If you’re ready to embark on a journey where legends, battles, and history come alive, scroll up and click “Add to Cart” right now.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2023 Aeon History (P)2024 Aeon History

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Great Story - Easy to Listen to

This is a fabulous edition of Greek history. I am involved with a classical curriculum high school and we are looking for some materials for recommended summer reading, this will go on the list for recommended summer listening. This edition makes Greek history interesting and it tells the story in a beautiful and attractive fashion. The free PDF that goes along with it is absolutely excellent and the table of contents makes it very easy to listen to individual sections that are digestible and a complete body of material that you can understand before you move on to the next segment. My personal favorite chapter was 3 and the material about the Greek Dark Ages.... history just repeats itself??!! I am very excited to hear how our students response to this at the end of the summer. Thanks for a great addition to Greek history

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Captivating!

"Golden Laurels, Silver Seas" is a captivating journey back to the glories of ancient Greece. Crafted by the skilled team at Aeon History, this book stands out as a treasure trove of Greek mythology, art, culture, and politics. As someone endlessly fascinated by the wisdom of past civilizations, I found this accessible and engaging survey to be a profound source of inspiration. From the mythic Trojan War to the expansive conquests of Alexander the Great, each page brought new insights and surprises, especially regarding the archaeological discoveries that keep ancient Greece alive in our imagination. This isn't just a history book; it's an invitation to explore the intellectual, philosophical, and cultural achievements that have shaped our world. Highly recommended for anyone seeking to understand the foundation of Western Civilization through a fresh and compelling narrative.

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Captivating narrative

"Embark on a Journey through Time with 'Golden Laurels, Silver Seas: A Concise Survey of Greek History from the Bronze Age to the End of the Hellenistic Period'” This captivating narrative unravels the epic saga of empires rising and falling, ideologies clashing, and the enduring resilience of humanity. Delving into the depths of Ancient Greece's rich tapestry, this book offers invaluable insights that resonate with our modern choices while serving as a poignant reminder of the lessons history teaches us. A masterfully crafted narrative that encapsulates the essence of one of the most fascinating epochs in human history.

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Well done history of Greece!

If you are a history nerd like I am, this audiobook will be right up your alley. There is nothing like getting swept away in the fascinating world of Greek history. The author does an excellent job at weaving history with story, which I appreciate. The details in this audiobook are phenomenal and I love that some archeological information is included here and there as well.

Overall, I definitely recommend this audiobook. The narrator's voice is easy to listen to as well!

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Reliving My College Passion

Having been deeply fascinated by Ancient Greek history in college, 'Golden Laurels, Silver Seas' rekindled my love for the subject with its engaging narrative and thorough exploration of the era. This audiobook perfectly balances scholarly detail and accessible writing, making the captivating stories of Ancient Greece accessible to all, much like the engaging lectures that first sparked my interest.

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Tracing the Greek Legacy!

This book is a masterfully written survey that encapsulates the rich tapestry of Greek history from the Bronze Age through the conclusion of the Hellenistic period. As part of the "Introduction to Greek and Roman History" series, it stands out for its clarity, depth, and engaging narrative, making the complex history of ancient Greece both accessible and compelling to its readers.

The author skillfully navigates through the myriad of events, figures, and cultural shifts that have shaped Greek history, presenting them concisely yet comprehensively. The book delves into the rise and fall of city-states, the impact of various wars, the flourishing of arts and philosophy, and the intricate politics that defined the era, all while maintaining a coherent and captivating storyline.

What sets "Golden Laurels, Silver Seas" apart is its ability to bring ancient Greece to life through vivid descriptions, insightful analysis, and a keen eye for the human stories behind historical events. The book doesn't just recount facts; it paints a picture of a dynamic and influential civilization whose legacy continues to shape our world today.

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Excellent Read for All!

This book is a well-written exploration of Ancient Greek history, adeptly navigating the timeline from the era's prehistoric twilight through the Hellenistic Period's culmination and Rome's ascendancy. This book caters to both history lovers and newcomers through its clear and engaging storytelling style, providing a clear view of the intricate world of Ancient Greece.

Beginning with the early Bronze Age civilizations, such as the Minoans, through the Mycenaean period, and onto the emergence and development of Greek city-states and democracy, this book delves into the Classical Age, highlighting Athenian democracy's rise and fall, the transformative tactics of Macedon under Philip II, and the legendary conquests of Alexander the Great. The book also traverses the Hellenistic era, examining the intricate interplay between East and West and the emergence of new superpowers. I highly recommend it for any current - or future - history buffs!

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an interesting listen

History is not my thing, but listening to this provided some interesting details that weren't discussed during school.

There were a few things that stuck out, especially since I had heard of them, but depending on the source, the information could be a bit different.

It is heartbreaking to know that it was true that boys were removed from their families at the age of 7 to learn to fight. Considering that they fought for their people as teens, some of them never lived a full life. It was nice to be reminded that the women of Sparta had more rights than women from other places.

It is also amazing to see how languages and writing help to influence other civilizations and their means of evolving communication.

Although, I am shocked to hear about some of the history of Macedonian royalty, but when you have that many wives, some are bound to be greedy and/or angry.

Either way, this audiobook does an awesome job of presenting the important information in a way that isn't compact, but isn't overbearing. It gives the listeners something to think about.

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Sailing Through Greek History: A Commuter's Guide

"Golden Laurels, Silver Seas" offers a captivating journey through Greek history, from the Bronze Age to the Hellenistic Period. The main themes revolve around the rise and fall of civilizations, cultural achievements, and the enduring legacy of Greek culture. Through concise storytelling and engaging anecdotes, the author explores the evolution of Greek society, politics, and philosophy. My favorite aspect is the vivid portrayal of key historical figures and events, bringing the past to life. History enthusiasts, commuters seeking knowledge, and anyone intrigued by ancient civilizations would thoroughly enjoy this immersive audiobook.

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Echoes of Antiquity

In this book by Aeon History, listeners are taken on a journey through the fascinating epochs of ancient Greek civilization.

Chapter two, focusing on the Mycenaean Age, transported me back to my childhood days spent exploring ancient ruins and archaeological sites with my family. As I listened to the tales of Mycenae's mighty warriors and the splendor of their civilization,

I couldn't help but feel a sense of wonder and nostalgia. Even now, as an adult, I find myself drawn to the mysteries of ancient Greece, eager to uncover the secrets of its past and delve deeper into its rich cultural heritage.

Bartley's narration infuses the book with a sense of grandeur and intrigue.

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